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A Muppet Wedding

4th Aug 2017
A Muppet Wedding

Whenever we hold a wedding here at The Electric, the happy couple always provide some kind of pop culture theme to make it suitably unique.

When Alison Franks and Rob Chapman tied the knot here on Saturday 29th July, their wedding came with a suitably cinematic Muppet theme, featuring a series of specially desig... read more

Peter Tatchell on human rights abuses

26th Apr 2017
Peter Tatchell on human rights abuses

April saw The Electric host a unique NHS event featuring a presentation by noted human rights campaigner Peter Tachell on the impact of human rights abuse within mental health.

Well known for his campaigning on the issues of democracy, LGBT freedom and global justice, in 2012 Peter was awarded a Lifetime Achieve... read more

A very decent proposal

16th Jan 2017
A very decent proposal

The magic of the movies and our classic art deco design means that The Electric Cinema is a popular location for people to propose to their partners.

On Friday 13th January, Michael Li hired our upstairs room for a surprise event that would end with him proposing to his girlfriend. With Michael pretending it was... read more

An Electric wedding in detail

12th Oct 2016
An Electric wedding in detail

A lot of the people who choose to get married here at The Electric Cinema do so because it's a little different than a traditional wedding venue, something that appeals to their own personalities.

That was certainly true of Marianne and James, who run their own vintage fashion boutique Minimum Mouse together and... read more

The King Who Invented Ballet

14th Sep 2015
The King Who Invented Ballet

Our upstairs screen played host to Birmingham Royal Ballet this autumn, as members of the acclaimed international dance company visited The Electric for an early screening of BBC4 documentary The King Who Invented Ballet.

The film is helmed by BRB director David Bintley and shows how French monarch Louis XIV’s p... read more

50 Years of Fabulousness!

15th Sep 2014
50 Years of Fabulousness!

We were positively shivering in antici...pation on Sunday 14th September, as our upstairs screen played host to a special 50th birthday party themed around extravagant cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

With a banner draped above the screen declaring it the Annual Transylvanian Convention, a delicious r... read more

R J Ellory writes a new career path

18th Aug 2014
R J Ellory writes a new career path

Acclaimed crime author R J Ellory hired out The Electric in July, although it wasn't for a book signing. As well as being a bestselling writer, Ellory moonlights as the bassist for the rock band Zero Navigator, who were filming their new video in our downstairs screen.

Calling on the help of Birmingham student f... read more

Silent capers with Hippodrome Plus

2nd Jun 2014
Silent capers with Hippodrome Plus

Birmingham Hippodrome in association with Open Theatre Company are currently working with staff and students from Queensbury Special School in Erdington to produce Queensbury Capers, a silent slapstick film which will receive its world premiere at The Electric Cinema on 26th June.

The 14 students (aged 16-19 yea... read more

Dredd or dead

7th Apr 2014
Dredd or dead

Justice was served on Sunday 23rd March when our downstairs screen was hired out for a special screening of Dredd 3D to tie in with the MCM Birmingham Comic-Con at the NEC, which took place the very same weekend.

Over a hundred comic book fans (some dressed in Dredd gear) gathered for the screening, which was pr... read more

Puppy love

15th Feb 2014
Puppy love

We have all kinds of unique events here at The Electric Cinema, but this was definitely a first for us - two dogs (Rufus and Lady) splashing out on a sofa to enjoy a film together, a lead-up to their doggy wedding on Valentine's Day in Brindleyplace.

The date was organised by the Free Radio breakfast presenters ... read more

A touch of Hollywood

8th Jan 2014
A touch of Hollywood

Is that Paul Hollywood gracing our stage? Well, no, but it's somebody who looks a lot like him, picking himself up an award at a mock awards night hosted here at The Electric in mid December for Engage Management Services.

The company hired out our upstairs screen, donned tuxes and evening gowns and hosted their... read more

A proposal of (true) romance

20th Nov 2013
A proposal of (true) romance

Love was again in the air this November at The Electric Cinema, as our upstairs screen was hired out on Monday 11th November by a nervous boyfriend looking to pop the question to his long-term partner.

An elaborate scheme was set up by 33 year old Dean Harris, including printing out a fake poster for a screening... read more

Social crowd control

9th Oct 2013
Social crowd control

The boundless influence of social media was the talking point here at The Electric on Thursday October 3rd, as Crowd Control HQ hired out our largest screen for a special Beyond Social 2013 presentation featuring a number of noted speakers.

Speakers included Amanda Coleman from Greater Manchester Police (picture... read more

Ghidorah: The Three Headed Monster

11th Sep 2013
Ghidorah: The Three Headed Monster

There is literally no film too obscure that we won't screen it as part of a private hire here at The Electric. As evidence, this month our upstairs screen was hired out for a special screening of 1964 Japanese kaiju film Ghidorah The Three Headed Monster.

King Ghidorah is one of the main antagonists of the Godzi... read more

Ascension of the dead

5th Jul 2013
Ascension of the dead

On Sunday June 30th, The Electric Cinema was hired out by Midlands production company Venomous Little Man Productions for a special cast and crew screening of their new short horror flick Ascension.

Centring on a group of survivors in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by zombies, Ascension features a cast and pro... read more

Just a little bit Mot

5th Jun 2013
Just a little bit Mot

The world-renowned Moët et Chandon champagne brand hired out The Electric in May for a special event to coincide with the release of Baz Luhrmann's take on The Great Gatsby, which features a few cast members clutching some Moët champagne at various points in the film. 

The downstairs screen was kitted out with a... read more

An All Star affair

29th Apr 2013
An All Star affair

Vertigo Films hired out our upstairs screen on Sunday April 28th for a special press event to mark the launch of their new film All Stars 3D, a colourful British family film starring John Barrowman and Ashley Jensen about a group of kids who put on a show to save their local dance centre.

Two of the child leads ... read more

25 years of BCMG

26th Mar 2013
25 years of BCMG

Currently celebrating their 25th anniversary season, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (more commonly known as BCMG) recently hired out Screen 1 of The Electric to commemorate this special moment in the group's history.

The focal point of the evening was the screening of a half hour documentary entitled The En... read more

They will always love Whitney

25th Feb 2013
They will always love Whitney

Some of Whitney Houston's most dedicated fans were gathered in our upstairs screen on Saturday February 23rd, as Whitney super fans Arthur T and Lee H (pictured) gathered to pay tribute to the late singer.

The pair hired out Screen 2 for a special screening of The Bodyguard, the box office hit starring Houston t... read more

Vive La France!

16th Jan 2013
Vive La France!

One of our customers had a very special birthday event on Sunday January 13th, as he invited his friends and family for a private screening of the epic new musical Les Miserables.

The film was preceded by an original Pathe news reel from the birthday fellow's year of birth, plus there was an intermission for ice... read more